Father Brian M. Doerr was born in February of 1965, and raised on a small farm east of Pendleton, Indiana. He graduated from Purdue University in 1987 with a degree in Agriculture Economics. Following college, he worked as a staff member for Senator Richard G. Lugar in Washington, DC, and later for the Indiana House of Representatives in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Responding to his life long call to the priesthood, he attended the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio, graduated in 1998 and was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana. He was assigned the Associate Pastor of St. Joan of Arc Church in Kokomo, Indiana.
His brother, Father Richard Doerr, is the long-serving pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Carmel, Indiana. Father Doerr served as the Director of Vocations for the Lafayette Diocese from 1999 to 2011 and as Vice Rector of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland, from 2011 to 2016. Currently, he is the pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Church on the campus of Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.
Father Doerr is a co-founder of the Frassati Society of Young Adult Catholics, Chaplain and Co-Creator of the Knights of the Holy Temple, Founder of Those Catholic Men (www.thosecatholicmen.com, www.exodus90.com), a member of the Knights of Columbus and serves on the Board of Wilderness Outreach.
Father Brian enjoys canoeing, camping, hiking and often retreats in the Appalachian Mountains. His lifetime work, “The Massacre at Deer Lick Creek,” was published in the Indiana Magazine of History in the Spring of 1997.